The South Carolina football program has had 18 scholarship players (and at least one walk-on) enter the transfer portal, and several of them have already found new homes after just a few weeks in the portal.
Wide receiver Juice Wells committed to Ole Miss last week, running back Mario Anderson pledged his services to Memphis, defensive tackle D'Andre Martin returned to his home state of North Carolina with a commitment to Charlotte, offensive lineman JonDarius Morgan did the same when he decided to go back to Alabama to play for UAB, and kicker Mitch Jeter will kick field goals next season for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Just ahead of National Signing Day, former Gamecock receiver O'Mega Blake joined those five players by making a transfer portal decision of his own. The Rock Hill, South Carolina native will catch passes for the East Carolina Pirates' offense in 2024.
Blake, during his three years as a player in Columbia, logged 20 catches for 251 yards and 2 touchdowns. The majority of that production (all but 1 catch for 1 yard) came in the 2023 season when he was a redshirt sophomore.
To help replace all the outgoing talent at wide receivers (Blake, Wells, Zavier Short, Landon Samson, and Kylic Horton to the transfer portal and Xavier Legette, Ahmarean Brown, and Eddie Lewis to graduation), the Gamecocks brought in two high school signees (4-star Mazeo Bennett and 3-star Debron Gatling) and one transfer portal player (Coastal Carolina transfer Jared Brown).
Carolina could be in line to add another player or two at the position before next season. Former Vanderbilt Commodore Jayden McGowan made a verbal commitment to the Gamecocks after entering the transfer portal, but he has not signed and has had his name rumored as a "flip" to another school.